"There's a reason why this property has 5 stars in every review. It's amazing! The house is beautiful, the pool is wonderful, the view is incredible, and our entire experience was life-changing. Soraya escorted us to the home and was easy to reach throughout our stay. We had technical difficulties with the phone, Wi-Fi, and A/C; however, she was on it, and it was never truly an issue. Some information about the house that you may find helpful when packing and stopping by the grocery store prior to arriving. They provide maid service every other day, which was much appreciated. Even our personal laundry was done and hanging up on the line for us whenever we returned home. Had I known this, I probably would have packed MUCH LESS. It was very HOT and HUMID - much warmer than other areas of Costa Rica from what I've been told. I felt silly bringing even a light rain jacket, lightweight beach pants, and a blow dryer. Too hot for all that!! The kitchen does not have any condiments whatsoever. We stopped by the grocery store first and ended up needing to run back for salt, pepper, sugar, etc. Once again, had I known this, I may have packed a little bag with some favorite spices to bring along. There is also NO microwave. Any time something needs to be warmed up, the stove must come on....and with it already being extremely toasty, it can be a bit overwhelming. You do need to buy water, I'm pretty sure the water is safe to drink, but it's kinda yucky tasting. There will be bugs and little lizards - if you're not okay with that, stay somewhere else! You are in a rainforest, the rainforest will most likely come and visit you from time to time. There is a family of bats that live up high on the house. We absolutely loved them because they'd swoop through and eat up all the bugs in the evening. Mosquitos are bountiful, bring lots of bug spray. All of that stuff, bug spray, sunscreen, shampoo & conditioner, etc costs a fortune!! We bought a little bottle of bug spray and it was roughly $9. With these helpful tips and preparing a head of time you will be able to full appreciate and enjoy your stay at this beautiful home!!!"
Guest: Laurie N.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: August 5, 2015